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Photo Information: Danielle Winiarski, convention and event services manager at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, is one of many graduates of Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management who have found successful employment in Western New York


The College of Tourism and Hospitality has long been one of the most prominent programs at Niagara University, and for good reason.

The university’s Lewiston campus sits atop a city, Niagara Falls, with an international tourism attraction.

Though the city has its share of problems, it does have a concentration of tourism-related entities, from hotels to the Seneca Niagara Casino.

So it’s no small job that Kurt Stahura is stepping into. He recently was appointed dean of the College of Tourism and Hospitality.

He replaces Gary Praetzel, the founding dean of the college who first came to Niagara University as ...


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